Tree-of-heaven, ailanthus altissima, also known as ailanthus, Chinese sumac, and stinking shumac, is a rapidly growing, deciduous tree in the mostly tropical quassia family (Simaroubaceae). Native to central China, it has adapted well in the United States, becoming known as an invasive pest.

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Ailanthus altissima
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Ailanthus altissima
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Ailanthus altissima (Tree-of-Heaven)
Stewardship document provides history of the plants' migration from China to the Americas, associated ecological problems, management tactics, extensive bibliography and several detailed photographs. From the Nature Conservancy.
Ailanthus altissima: Tre of Heaven
Tree identification fact sheet for Ailanthus altissima including photos of the leaf, flower, fruit, twig, bark and form.
Plant Profile for Ailanthus altissima
Images, taxonomy, US range maps, and links.
Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)
Description of the plant, its distribution and the problems it causes, plus detailed information on management techniques. From the Plant Conservation Alliance.
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